Anglo-Saxon silver Penny of Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066;...



£650 - £750


Anglo-Saxon silver Penny of Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066; Facing Bust/Small Cross type, S.1183, thought to have been issued 1062-1065. Obverse: Facing bust, 'EADPARD REX'. / Reverse: Central cross pattée, '+BRINTRIC ON GI·PE' - Ipswich Mint, moneyer Brintric. 1.11g. Sadler, The Ipswich Mint, Vol. III p.187, Fig. 768 - this coin (the bottom line of text contains an error, it should read '25 May 1972, lot 826 (part)). These dies are listed as O2/R4, there being presently 8 known of this combination. The obverse die has a flaw over the crown (clearly visible with the present coin). Ex. J.C. Sadler Collection, Ex. J. Newman, Ex. Bonhams Auction 5 Sept. 1997, Ex. B.R. Osborne Collection, Ex. Glendining 23 April 1991 lot 45, Ex. Glendining 25 May 1972 lot 826 (part), bought Baldwin. This Ipswich moneyer had the habit of marking his dies when he received them from the London Exchequer, this with a crescent in one quarter of the reverse, linking two arms of the cross: On this occasion in the lower left field. Sold with two old tickets, the one by Osborne states it cost £8! Very rare, toned GVF

Auction Date: 21st Jan 2022 at 9:30am

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